Pablo Picasso created around 65,000 masterpieces throughout his long, iconic 78-year career, including vibrant drawings, paintings, ceramics, sculptures, and more. With 360-degree views from the Bleu and Rose periods and the Surrealism and Cubism movements projected onto the walls and floors using the dynamic Image Totale© technology, this exhibit is unlike any other we’ve seen, and here’s why!
In true Picasso style, massive architect-designed origami-like structures created by Rudy Ricciotti sprout up from the floor, giving viewers an entirely new dynamic and colorful perspective. Visitors will experience over 200 pieces of art by Picasso selected by art historian Androula Michael at the exhibition, which will take place through May at the historic Pullman Yards at 225 Rogers St. NE in Atlanta.And you can finally get your tickets for the grand multimedia experience here!
Atlanta was selected as the second city to unveil this unique exhibit after a successful, dazzling U.S. premiere in San Francisco, opening in February. The production attracted the who’s who of the art world, including Picasso’s grandson, television producer and author of Picasso: An Intimate Portrait, Olivier Widmaier Picasso, who spoke virtually during the press conference, saying, “I think this exhibition would have pleased my grandfather a lot because he was, above all, a man of freedom.”
It’s no surprise that the world-renowned artist was ahead of his time and initiated the immersive exhibits we see today. As told by Picasso’s biographer Pierre Cabanne in 1971, the famed artist authorized his artwork to be projected onto ten screens at Les Halles Baltard in Paris. This new way to experience art showed off his artistic style and was described as “a wild, and bizarre kaleidoscope,” which captivated audiences, especially children. And now, over 50 years later, there’s an opportunity to step into a cubist, dream world of Pablo Picasso at Pullman Yards in Atlanta through May.
The exhibition showcases a first-hand look at Picasso’s iconic broken-up style, giving guests a multisensory feeling of Cubism in motion. And, of course, viewers will get a sense of that childlike, eternally youthful portrayal that Picasso was known for at this exclusive experience in Atlanta.
Imagine Picasso is fun and educational for the whole family! The Exhibition is hosting an interactive scavenger hunt where kids will answer questions, learn fun facts about the renowned artist Pablo Picasso and his works as they venture through the exhibit. Once they complete the hunt, they take their answer to the box office for a special prize. We’re excited to bring this new level of interaction to the space and create an engaging opportunity for families to complete together. The Scavenger Hunt is perfect for those aged 5 to 12.
We can only imagine Picasso’s reaction to this dynamic multimedia presentation of his work since he initiated the immersive experience so many years ago. If Picasso were alive today, we know he would have been completely enthralled by this new way to showcase his masterpieces, considering the seal of approval from his grandson, Olivier Widmaier Picasso!
Images by Imagine Picasso: The Immersive Exhibit